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Better Than Sex : Confessions of a Political Junkie : Gonzo Papers Vol. 4

Thompson, Hunter S.

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ISBN 10: 0679424474 / ISBN 13: 9780679424475
Published by Random House, New York, 1994
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A political reporter of his time (and mine!), for the National Observer then Rolling Stone, Hunter S. Thompson was wild and wooly, hyped up and out-of-his-mind on drugs/alcohol much of the time, but his observations were astute and seering. In this book, he describes the behind-the-scenes mania of Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign. Front of book has a second subtitle: "Trapped Like a Rat in Mr. Bill's Neighborhood," but this does not appear on the title page. 246 pages, black paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, gold decoration on front, gold print on spine, text has lots of decoration: blocks of bold print and reverse print, facsimile letters and documents, drawings and doodles, copies of newspaper articles, etc. Boards are clean and straight, text is clean and unmarked throughout. Dust jacket is glossy black with a green-hued photo of the "Outlaw Journalist" on the front (talking on the phone with sunglasses and shaved head), gold print. DJ has mildly rubbed edges, is otherwise in excellent shape. Bookseller Inventory # US06379

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Title: Better Than Sex : Confessions of a Political...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Stated First Edition (2nd Printing)

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An outrageous, apocalyptic odyssey through the American electoral process provides insights and observations on the 1992 presidential campaign by the author of Generation of Swine. 75,000 first printing.

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Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hunter S. Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just-short-of-libel style. In Better Than Sex, Thompson hits the dusty trail again - without leaving home - yet manages to deliver a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign, in all its horror, sacrifice, lust, and dubious glory. Complete with faxes sent to and received from candidate Clinton's top aides, and 100 percent pure gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here is the most true-blue campaign tell-all ever penned by man, beast, or Thompson.

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